New Drug Could Reverse Hearing Loss Caused by Loud Noises

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Hearing loss caused by loud noises is one of the leading occupational hazard in industrialized countries.

A potent new drug could reverse hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise, scientists revealed today.  Hearing loss caused by loud noise is one of the leading occupational hazards in industrialized countries, especially for those working in the military of construction industry. The RNID also estimates that four million young people are at risk of noise induced hearing loss from amplified music.

 

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World’s First Direct Bone Conduction Hearing Aid is iPod, Bluetooth Ready

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Baha hearing aid

Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet; from the traditional aid that simply amplified sound and delivered it to the ear via an earpiece (air conduction), to the so-called “bionic ear” that works by directly stimulating auditory nerves inside the cochlea with an electric field. But the journey continues, with newer technologies which use the bones of the skull to conduct sound.

 

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Cochlear Implants Technology Getting Smaller, Faster, Smarter

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Serena Rush, 6, who got cochlear implants about 4 years ago and now has about 70% hearing.

Six-year-old Serena Rush loves to belt out It’s a Hard Knock Life, her favorite tune from the musical Annie, and someday she hopes to be a stage actress, when she’s not being a lifeguard. Which is pretty splendid considering she was diagnosed as deaf when she was 1. “I am very smart,” says the ballet-dancing, iPod-jamming, theatergoing, soon-to-be second-grader from Silver Spring, Md.

 

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